Waiting for Sunrise

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2012

byWilliam Boyd

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Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she presses rape charges, however, he is mystified. Only a carefully plotted escape—with the help of two mysterious British diplomats—saves him from trial.

The frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that dismantles Rief ’s life. He returns to London, hoping to banish from memory his traumatic ordeals abroad, but soon the men who helped coordinate his escape recruit him to carry out the murder of a complete stranger. His lover from Vienna arrives nonchalantly at a party, ready to resume their liaison, and before he can stop to consider where these events are leading, Rief finds himself on the trail of a traitor—a man whose bizarre connection to his own family proves a cruel twist of fate.

Waiting for Sunrise is more than a page-turning thriller—it’s a riveting investigation of the limits of loyalty, the power of deception and the unpredictable events that can change the course of a person’s life.

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Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she presses rape charges, however, he is mystified. Only a carefully plotted escape—with the help of two mysterious British diplomats—saves him from trial. The frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that disman...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollins CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443409820

ISBN - 13:9781443409827

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waiting for Sunrise A great mix of history, intrigue, psychology and betrayal, dense in detail and beautifully written
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sunrise A well written spy novel based at the beginning of the last century. Clever,well researched with twists and foibles. An overall good book
Date published: 2013-09-19